The Los Angeles Lakers rode their big three in the first half Saturday night, and lead the Utah Jazz 49-47 at halftime at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City. The Lakers have won both previous matchups this season with the Jazz.
Pau Gasol scored 14 points and had seven rebounds in the first half to lead the Lakers, who shot 48.7% (19 for 39). Kobe Bryant added 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting. Andrew Bynum scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds for the Lakers, as Bryant, Gasol, and Bynum combined for 40 of the Lakers' 49 points in the first half.
There were four lead changes in the final four minutes of the second quarter.
Al Jefferson scored 10 points and had five rebounds in the first half for Utah, who shot 45.5% (20 for 44) in the first half. Paul Millsap had eight points and seven rebounds, as the Jazz had five players score at least six points in the first half.
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